Monday, July 19, 2010

The "Mess" Turned into a Strip*ity Do Da Quilt!!

Remember on Friday I teased you (SewCalGal's words) with a pile of fabric?  I called it a mess but Sharon V. said she didn't see a mess - instead, she saw potential!!!  Well, Sharon was right.  This pile of fabric just became a new Strip*ity Do Da quilt top this morning:
The quilt top is made from 40 different fabrics cut into 2 1/2 " strips, using the whole width of the fabric.  The choice of fabrics was totally random and thats what makes this quilt so fun!!
Each strip is sewed to each other on the diagonal to give the quilt a little more interest.  The finished quilt will measure approximately 50" x 64". 
The top is on its way today to Summit Creek Quilts in Smithfield Utah, where it will become even more fun with a great overall pattern that Sue will chose to make the quilt top extra special!!!

This is the fabric I chose as the backing:
Stay tuned to see the finished quilt some time next week!!! 

3 comments:

shavroo53 said...

I knew that pile of a "mess" would be something delightful! I just love the backing fabric. Cannot wait to see the finish - maybe you have inspired others there is potential in those scrap piles.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful, you have used crumbs in a bag and turned them into something scrumpious! Thank you for showing and sharing your talent!! Carolyn from Des Moines, Iowa

mkhquilts said...

Now that is a fun quilting idea! I think I need to try it!